sweet snacks to surprise at Christmas

If you are looking to surprise with a Christmas sweet snack which is also satiating and nutritious but you do not want to resort to industrial products stuffed with sugars and saturated fats, we suggest that you take good note of the recipe with which chef Bosquet challenges us this week on ABC Bien-être. Its Christmas balls have as main ingredients almonds, dates, coconut oil, ginger and cinnamon.

The delicious combination is an energy bomb, but it does not provide empty calories because they are full of nutrients. On the one hand the almonds They are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and vitamins A, E, B1 and B-2. In addition, thanks to their high protein and dietary fiber content, they are energetic and satiating.

The Appointment, which give body to the ball and sweeten it, it is also a fruit with a high energy content which also includes fiber, tryptophan and little fat. Contains vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin C and B-complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9). Among its minerals, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and iron stand out.

Coconut oil and vanilla essence bring, in addition to flavor, a pleasant texture and an exotic air.

In reference to cinnamon contains both minerals (calcium and potassium) as well as vitamins and antioxidants.

This is the step by step to prepare these energy balls it can be both a post-workout snack and a healthy snack or vanilla, cinnamon and ginger Christmas balls if you decorate them for the occasion.


  1. We start by toasting the almonds either in the airfryer or in the oven.

  2. Then we pass them through the mill and add the coconut oil (which we will have already melted), the essence of vanilla or vanilla powder, the ginger powder and the cinnamon powder. Finally we will add the dates that we have previously soaked.

  3. We crush all the ingredients until we get the most homogeneous mass possible and without lumps.

  4. Once we get the dough, we will take small amounts and we will make the balls with our hands, compacting them well and we will have our Christmas balls ready.

This recipe can also be a good idea for cooking with children, as they will enjoy the preparation and eat healthy. This is what his wife, Laura Álvarez (on Instagram @lapediatralaura) proposes in her book ‘Preparados, setos… Ñam!’ in which, in addition to giving healthy advice for children’s meals, he offers fun and gourmet recipes imagined by Chef Bosquet. And you can also discover other ideas from Chef Bosquet in his book ‘Express: my recipes for cooking without time’ (Planeta) or on his Instagram account, where he has more than 900,000 subscribers.

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